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Cat calling- no thank-you.

02/10/2017

Now I’m not about to go on some feminist rant but lets be honest guys have it SO much easier than girls.

Something as simple as walking down the street can be a daunting experience for a girl due to the wolf whistling or gaping looks given out. Like seriously, get a grip, so what if there’s a girl showing some skin, you don’t need to make them feel uncomfortable by whistling and winking.

Just the other day I had an experience in which i simply walked from my car into a shop. It was the end of the day after work so i was draped in a coat and yet despite my tired looks men sat in a van STILL clapped and whistled as i walked in. This kind of behaviour makes a women feel so uncomfortable. Whenever i walk anywhere on my own i always feel on edge like i’m being watched or something.

But why do they do it, what do they achieve? This kinda thing drives me doo lally and no guy has ever had to experience it. It’s not smart and sure as hell not fun for any of us ladies.

I’m not saying that this is something every guy does cause nearly every guy I know wouldn’t dare do anything such as the above, but the 1% of guys who do, ruin it for everyone else and I would love to see how they would feel if they were stared and winked at.

Sorry for the rant but it annoys me SO much!

Later,

sophiemagsx

  • Reply
    crystalsandcurls
    02/10/2017 at 12:25 pm

    OH. MY. GOD. THANK YOU! This is genuinely so intimidating and demeaning – and it’s entitled AF for men to think it’s perfectly fine to just stare at us or say whatever they want because we had the gall to go outside xx

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      hopelessblog
      02/10/2017 at 3:03 pm

      exactly couldn’t agree more!!

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    Ian
    02/10/2017 at 12:55 pm

    get your own back. Always have phone cam handy. aim at them ,press and walk away. Then they will wonder what you are going to do with the pic??????

    • Reply
      saftythird
      03/10/2017 at 6:06 am

      Haha that’s such an awesome suggestion!! Just be careful some psychpath doesn’t have some epic freakout over it!

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    Rosinalee
    02/10/2017 at 5:29 pm

    YES! SOMEONE HAS SAID IT! I’ve been catcalled once in my life whilst walking in the park in the late afternoon when I was 13 and that memory still stays in my head. It wasn’t even anything big but I HATED it so much. I was disgusted.

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    saftythird
    03/10/2017 at 6:10 am

    I have had this conversation with men and women alike, and I always say the same thing: I cannot imagine how uncomfortable it must be to be a woman and be constantly gawked at and encroached upon on a daily basis.

    Hang in there, and remember they ain’t worth the time of day. The more we stand up and call people out, and the more men who acknowledge it as inappropriate, the closer we come to challenging and eliminating that behavior in our societies.

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      hopelessblog
      03/10/2017 at 7:33 am

      thank you for your comment it is much appreciated !

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    ignitedmoth
    09/10/2017 at 12:33 am

    Ugh, yeah, guys like that suck. :/ It’s pathetic and ridiculous. Not to mention, I can guarantee no healthy relationship ever started with some random idiot honking his car at a girl he doesn’t even know and shouting out some crass excuse for a “compliment” that they seem so keen on. And then what’s even worse, is when they don’t get the reaction they’re hoping for they start acting all hostile or even becoming flat out aggressive. Girls, and quite plainly everyone, should be able to walk around without having to worry about being harassed. There’s so much emphasis on teaching women not to “show too much skin” or not to walk alone, when we really need to be teaching guys that this kind of behavior is disgraceful and often comes across as intimidating or just plain vulgar.

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      hopelessblog
      09/10/2017 at 8:30 am

      definately i’ve never heard of a relationship starting from cat calling that’s for sure! it makes me so angry!

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